Friday, May 22, 2009

The NYC trip!!

I honestly don't know where to start, this trip was beyond fantastic! I felt like a princess from day one! As you've probably heard from my sweet friends (Miss M, ABCD, & Ky) I got engaged on Monday! I am so over the moon excited to be engaged to not only my best friend but THE most wonderful man I know (such a lucky girl!!). I just got home this morning from the big apple, so I know that this post has been a few days coming but, I didn't want to type it from my phone!
He proposed in Central Park on Cherry Hill. The view from Cherry Hill is so beautiful and honestly makes NYC look like a fairy tale. We were on a carriage ride through the park when the driver "Aris" stopped at Cherry Hill to let us out to explore. He proposed on a little pathway in front of the lake, it was so perfect thanks to the help of the wonderful Amy from ABCD designs (we are forever grateful!!) for giving Manolo all of the good spots in NYC. I couldn't have been more excited!

Now on to the stationery portion of the trip.....
I really enjoyed the stationery show, and met a ton of wonderful vendor's and I am full of inspiration. I am really looking forward to getting back to the drawing board!
But the highlight of the stationery show for me was meeting with Trisha Hay, Mimi from Mika 78 and of course the (NYC host/ proposal helper) Amy from ABCD Designs. I got to sit down with each of these wonderful ladies and chat about stationery. Each one of them have a different style and ways of designs, and each are wonderful. They are truly in the top of their game and I learned so much from them this week.

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Trisha Hay is a free lance graphic designer with a pallet for all things black and white. Her designs are really fresh, smart, and graphically superb. I so enjoyed spending the morning with her and I look forward to seeing her very soon since she lives about an hour away!!

I met with Mimi from Mika 78 for lunch. Mimi is a terrific stationery designer that specializes in wedding invitations. Mimi was so welcoming and sweet. Her designs have a real unique romantic feel and super detailed! She shared a lot about her experiences and design techniques, I learned so much and really enjoyed our lunch!
After that I met Amy from ABCD Designs for Champagne! As soon as we met I felt like we had been friends forever. We found out that we have the same back ground in interior design and had left to start stationery companies (so funny)!! Amy specializes in stationery for special events such as weddings and babies. Her designs are beautiful, well thought out, and cohesive. Not only is her portfolio amazing, so is she! I really enjoyed our chat and love that she was in on the proposal!


I can say with all honesty that this was the best trip I have ever taken.
NYC now holds a special place in my heart!
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Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

21 comments:

ABC Dragoo said...

You are sweet as honey -it was my pleasure to help facilitate a fun *and very special* trip to NYC!

Many congratulations to both of you.

Warmest regards,
ABC Dragoo

teasinglydiverse said...

I found your blog via a link on somebody else's blog and have been reading {without commenting} for a couple weeks now.
I love your designs, they're so great!

I'm breaking my lurker silence to wish you a hearty congratulations on your engagement! What a romantic way to propose :)

Lucky in Love said...

Congrats!! What a fabulous trip :)

Beaufort Belle said...

Best Wishes to you! What a fantastic proposal and what a very lucky man you have.

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

The trip sounds fantastic!!! I am so excited for you!!!

Blushing hostess said...

Congratulations, Ashley! What ffun you'll have!

emcr1229 said...

How wonderfully romantic! I just love it - Best wishes

Joanna said...

Congrats again, I'm so excited for you! :)

All-American Preppy said...

Congratulations, Ashley! I am SO excited for you!!

BLC :o said...

Aweeee! Congratulations lovebug!!!!! And, many thanks for your sweet note. Keep up the good work and let the wedding planning begin. Xoxo-BLC

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Best wishes and hearty congratulations to the groom-to-be for choosing such a wonderful woman to spend the rest of his life with. Looking forward to hearing ALL about the wedding plans.

TCP said...

Congratulations!! You will make a beautiful bride!!

Barefoot in the Park said...

big congrats!!

Nicole-Lynn said...

I am SO excited for you!!! You are such a sweet girl and I love reading your ettiquite posts... I just feel so happy for you! Beautiful pictures... enjoy every moment of your engagement!

Shaina said...

Oh my goodness! You're engaged! So much fabulousness!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mojito Maven said...

WHAT? How did I miss this?

CONGRATS!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYYAYAYAY

K.C. said...

So much joy to you! What a happy announcement!

Cas said...

What a lucky girl...such a romantic proposal. Congrats to you both!

Mrs. McB said...

Congrats! NYC is a special place to get engaged. Mr. McB proposed to me on the ice at Rockefeller Center. :) Great choice!

JAMIE GRAY said...

Congrats!!! :)

Kappa Prep said...

CONGRATS!! I read about this on another blOG and was SO excited for you! The photos are just darling and what a perfect proposal! CONGRATS to you and the hubby to be!

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